Type 632 tanker

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History
PRC
Name: Fulin
Builder: Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding
Completed: 1972
Acquired: 1972
Commissioned: 1972
Maiden voyage: 1972
In service: 1972 onward
Fate: Being retired
Status: In reserve
General characteristics
Displacement: 2,200 long tons (2,200 t)
Length: 66 m (216 ft 6 in)
Beam: 10 m (32 ft 10 in)
Draught: 4 m (13 ft 1 in)
Propulsion:
  • 1 × marine diesel engine, 600 hp (447 kW)
  • 1 shaft
Speed: 10 knots (19 km/h; 12 mph)
Range: 1,500 nmi (2,800 km; 1,700 mi) at 8 kn (15 km/h; 9.2 mph)
Complement: 30
Sensors and
processing systems:
Type 756 or Fine Curve radar
Armament: 2 twin 25 mm (0.98 in)

Type 632 tanker is a type of naval auxiliary ship currently in service with the People's Republic of China Navy (PLAN).[1] Designed as a type that is capable of transport both water and oil, these ships entered service from 1972 onward.[1] Type 632 tanker has received NATO reporting name as Fulin class.[2] After transferred to reserves, these ships begun to retire in the early 2010s.

Type 632 tankers in PLAN service are designated by a combination of two Chinese characters followed by three-digit number. The second Chinese character is You (油), meaning oil in Chinese, or Shui (水), meaning water, because these ships are classified either as oil and water tankers. The first Chinese character denotes which fleet the ship is service with, with East (Dong, 东) for East Sea Fleet, North (Bei, 北) for North Sea Fleet, and South (Nan, 南) for South Sea Fleet. However, the pennant numbers may have changed due to the change of Chinese naval ships naming convention.

 Type   Pennant #   Builder   Commissioned   Status   Fleet 
632 Bei -Shui 572 Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding 1972 onward Active North Sea Fleet
632 Bei-You 400 Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding 1972 onward Active North Sea Fleet
632 Bei-You 562 Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding 1972 onward Active North Sea Fleet
632 Dong-You 632 Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding 1972 onward Active East Sea Fleet
632 Dong-You 634 Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding 1972 onward Active East Sea Fleet
632 Dong-You 635 Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding 1972 onward Active East Sea Fleet
632 Dong-You 638 Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding 1972 onward Active East Sea Fleet
632 Dong-You 639 Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding 1972 onward Active East Sea Fleet
632 Dong-You 642 Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding 1972 onward Active East Sea Fleet
632 Nan-Shui 970 Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding 1972 onward Active South Sea Fleet
632 Nan-You 961 Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding 1972 onward Active South Sea Fleet
632 Nan-You 962 Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding 1972 onward Active South Sea Fleet
632 Nan-You 963 Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding 1972 onward Active South Sea Fleet
632 Nan-You 969 Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding 1972 onward Active South Sea Fleet

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